Both poems show themes of a strong woman, independent woman, and slightly uncertain woman. Strong women do not have to be muscular to be considered strong, but proud and knowledgeable about themselves. For instance, the speaker in “I Shall Paint My Nails Red” states, “Because I am proud of my hands./ Because it will remind me I’m a woman” (Satyamurti, lines 2-3). She is not saying that she is fit or goes to the gym frequently, just that she is proud of the body she has, specifically her hands, and that sometimes we forget that as women, we can be feminine and show that in many different ways. She is also declaring her womanhood and taking pride in the fact that she can enjoy the life she has been given and she is showing this through painting her nails with such a versatile color.
The people that have helped her were Shurg, because she has helped Celia gain confidence and make her be on her self. So the power of women relationship can influence and make women stronger. Another place where the power of strong female has been showed in the novel is the letters that Nettie has been writing to Ceila. This shows the power of a strong female relationship because Celia was there for Nettie when she was in a new culture and was not sure of what she got her self into. By communicating with each other through letter, Nettia has been more independent and gained self confined knowing that Ceila will always be there for her.
How To Be A Lady: The Modern Guide The first thing to understand about being a lady is that you are not one. You are a female, and that means nothing. When you learn the standards of society and if you can hold yourself high enough, you will have become a true lady: a lady who is capable of success and the praise of those around you. If you adhere to the following guidelines, you will have hope of becoming a lady. The first thing to think about when you want to become a lady is that a true lady looks perfect.
Helen also suggests that Katrina has no right to do or say anything about it. Elsa, on the other hand, is a ‘free spirit’ and very radical in her way of doing things. She is shown as one of those women who understand their rights, and this worried Helen. The idea of Elsa educating Katrina about her rights could work for the good and at the same
“Phenomenal Woman” begins with a stark comment saying that she is neither cute nor has a great figure to suit a model’s size. She tells that ‘pretty women’ often wonders where the secret of her success lies. Moreover when she reveals her so-called secrets to them, they refuse to believe her. She describes her secret saying that it comes from her confidence, the way she stretches her arms, the way she walks, the rhythm of her hips and also the way she smiles. Her entire body is an expression of womanliness.
It is easy for women to conform to an idea when it is supposed to be a dream come true—everything they could ever want. An instance of discourse like this near the beginning of the text is “[women] learned that truly feminine women do not want careers, higher education, political rights…All they had to do was devote their lives from girlhood to finding a husband and bearing children.” (Friedman 270) This exemplifies the way that femininity is instilled into young women, and the one-track minds that result from it. When experts, teachers, parents and peers alike define the expectations of a woman, it is be difficult for females to imagine their femininity as anything aside from the
She has always stood her ground and lived her life the way she wants to, and has never listened to what others say or think about her. She remains true to herself whatever happens, indicating that she is an extremely strong-willed person and deserves respect. Any of you who have watched her show at least once would know that Ellen is a very charismatic and active person. She is funny, enthusiastic and gives out a great love for living. She has a unique quality to charge people around her with positive energy.
No matter what age a female is it seems they are all skinny, tall, absolutely beautiful, and have no flaws. Then the real average woman looks in the mirror and compares herself to what society feels is acceptable, leaving her feeling inadequate. These reasons alone should be enough to make parents want to protect their children and find other activities that instill self-esteem and boost confidence, rather than dressing your child up like a twenty five year old
Men were seen deviating from religious values and it was up to the women’s “purifying passionless love”(barbera Welter) to salvage the men’s relationship with God. Because of the naturally assumed purity of women, they were the perfect for reconciling society and religion. Women were seen as pure, not having any sexual desires. Christian Motherhood focused on femininity, how it was natural for women to exclusively work in the home. Raising children and tending to a house were thought to be a natural part of being a woman, an effortless and feminine expression.